Judge Andrew Napolitano said Thursday he's "steamed" over comments made by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam over the decision to end the life of a baby that survives an abortion.
"That is murder," Napolitano told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." He took an oath as the governor of Virginia to preserve the constitution, which requires equal protection for all human beings. They can't decide to let the baby die because of its age. That's a crime."
Northam, a physician, on Tuesday told Virginia radio station WTOP that under late-term procedures, the infant would be delivered, and if it was alive, it would be kept comfortable, resuscitated if the mother desired, and then a discussion would ensue about whether the baby would be kept alive.
Napolitano said Thursday that in his state of New Jersey, late-term abortion legislation was also approved, and in New York "they celebrated it. They literally danced as Andrew Cuomo signed this into law, allowing abortions up to the moment of birth for the mother's health."
But that could also include for reasons of emotional or psychological health, or the mother's age, said Napolitano.
He said that while he was a judge, he did not have any cases about late-term abortions, as they are "extremely rare because most physicians refuse to perform abortions that late in the term."
Napolitano also said he agrees with President Donald Trump that Virginia's proposed abortion laws will motivate the pro-life community.
"These are Democrats, hard-left Democrats like this governor in Virginia, who should resign because he refuses to protect babies, and lose his (medical) license," said the judge.
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